ATLANTA, Ga. - For the second consecutive night, it was a perfect night for ASUN Conference Baseball as all four teams secured victories. Liberty remained undefeated against ACC foes, while Kennesaw State, Lipscomb and Jacksonville all extended their win streaks.
ASUN Baseball Results - Wednesday, Mar. 13th
Liberty 14, Virginia 5
Kennesaw State 7, Presbyterian 3
Lipscomb 4, Tennessee Tech 1
Jacksonville 10, Florida A&M 9
Liberty improved to 3-0 against ACC opponents on Wednesday afternoon, as they thumped in-state foe Virginia by a score of 14-5. The Flames plated seven runs in the fifth inning to ignite the offensive attack. Cam Locklear highlighted the offensive onslaught, as he went 2-4 with three RBIs and a homer. Logan Mathieu, Will Wagner and Drew Baughman all registered multi-RBI games for Liberty. With the win, Liberty now sits with an ASUN best 12-4 record. They'll be back in action this weekend when they host Hofstra.
Head Coach Mike Sansing registered his 1,000th career win on Wednesday evening when Kennesaw State downed Presbyterian for the second-straight night. David Chabut and Darius Diaz combined to go 5-7 with four RBIs. Jake McLinksey turned in a nice start for the Owls, as he went 4.2 innings with seven strikeouts, two earned runs and just one walk. Kennesaw State welcomes UMass to Stillwell Stadium this weekend.
Lipscomb picked up a huge win on Wednesday, as they defeated Tennessee Tech, who was a Super Regional team in 2018. The Bisons received a fantastic collective effort on the mound, as five pitchers combined to toss nine innings of one-run, three-hit ball. Bisons pitching struck out 11 batters, while surrendering just two walks. Haddon Adams, Cade Sorrells, Ty Jones and Maddux Houghton provided just enough offense as they all tallied an RBI each.
For the second night in a row, Jacksonville won it in the late innings. The Dolphins walked off Florida A&M in the bottom of the ninth, as the winning run crossed the plate on a throwing error from the FAMU first baseman. Dakota Julyia and Angel Camacho both went 1-4 with two RBIs. Cory Heffron also plated two runs, while going 1-2 at the dish. Zach Bryant fired 1.2 scoreless innings out of the 'pen to pick up the W for Jackonville. Bryant also recorded two strikeouts. Jacksonville rides into the weekend on a seven-game win streak. They travel to UNC Greensboro for a three-game set this weekend.